Kelsey joined our Texas team in 2012 and works on a variety of accounts. She especially enjoys media relations, and is using those skills to promote Read Between the Lines, a new stationery line, and The Office of James Burnett, an internationally recognized landscape architecture firm. She came to our firm just in time to pitch the opening of Klyde Warren Park and also remains very active on that business today.
Her experience includes previous internships with The Price Group in Lubbock and Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations in Houston, where she primarily assisted on the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston account.
Kelsey earned her degree in Public Relations from Texas Tech University, the first in her family to venture away from Longhorn territory. It was there that she learned American Sign Language (ASL), motivated by her first day on campus when she couldn’t help a deaf student with directions. Even today, when multi-tasking, she finds herself instinctively answering questions in ASL whether the situation calls for it or not.
Although she’s a native of Houston, Kelsey spent most of her life in Thailand and attended the International School of Bangkok. She started riding horses with her Mom before she could walk and spent much of her youth competing as a show jumper on Wizard, her German Holstein. The sport represented a microcosm at an early age as she bonded with the other international riders living abroad. But Kelsey says her biggest takeaway from her time in “The Land of Smiles” was the positive attitude of the Thai people. When you meet Kelsey you can see that the country’s tagline informed her bubbly personality.
Kelsey is the adoptive “mother” of Jake, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who helps her meet her fitness goals – and new faces- on their frequent walks. With friends all over the world, she has traveled to 17 countries, but counts Queenstown, New Zealand as her all-time favorite spot so far.